Researches Into the Early History of Mankind and the Development Ofcivilization

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J. Murray, 1870 - 386 páginas
 

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Página 166 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Página 351 - ... that the whole nation resolved to leave their dull residence for the charms of the upper region; men, women, and children ascended by means of the vine; but when about half the nation had reached the surface of the earth, a corpulent woman who was clambering up the vine broke it with her weight, and closed upon herself and the rest of the nation the light of the sun. Those who were left on earth made a village below where we saw the nine villages; and when the Mandans die they expect to return...
Página 355 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Página 215 - And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
Página 138 - Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw ! Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite ! Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage ; And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before ; Till, tired, he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er.
Página 140 - ... are ascribed. These various prohibitions are not found all together, but one tribe may hold to several of them. A few details will suffice to give an idea of the extent and variety of this series of superstitions. The intense aversion which savages have from uttering their own names, has often been noticed by travellers. Thus Captain Mayne says of the Indians of British Columbia, that " one of their strangest prejudices, which appears to pervade all tribes alike, is a dislike to telling their...
Página 296 - It shows us a number of distinct and distant tribes deliberately holding the opinion that the connection between father and child is not only, as we think, a mere relation of parentage, affection, duty, but that their very bodies are joined by a physical bond, so that what is •done to the one acts directly upon the other.
Página 345 - The boy was a perfect pigmy, and never grew beyond the stature of a small infant ; but the girl increased with her years, so that the labor of providing food and lodging devolved wholly on her. She went out daily to get wood for their lodge-fire, and took her little brother...
Página 195 - That we must greatly extend our present chronology with respect to the first existence of man appears inevitable ; but that we should count by hundreds of thousands of years is, I am convinced, in the present state of the inquiry, unsafe and premature.
Página 294 - No sooner do you hear that the wife has borne a child, than you will see the Abipone husband lying in bed, huddled up with mats and skins lest some ruder breath of air should touch him, fasting, kept in private, and for a number of days abstaining religiously from certain viands ; you would swear it was he who had had the child.

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